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Tees Valley Catalyst Fund

North East businesses can apply for short-term finance to fund performance and warranty bonds from the £10 million Tees Valley Catalyst Fund.

Bonds to finance growth

The Fund helps ambitious businesses bid for new contracts by providing short-term debt investments from £100,000 to £2 million to:

  • Fund short-term advanced payment guarantees, performance and warranty bonds
  • Extend existing bond facilities

Finance will typically be available for up to 24 months.

FW Capital manages the fund on behalf of Tees Valley Unlimited.

Finance will typically be available for anything up to 24 months, but can be tailored to the company’s cashflow requirements.


SMEs and larger businesses can apply for investment from this fund and must be:

  • Earning revenue
  • Investment-ready
  • Based in the North East including County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton on Tees, South Tyneside, Sunderland and parts of Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough. Please contact us to check regional eligibility criteria.

A business must demonstrate its strong business case for investment. The business plan must be clear about why FW Capital should invest.

Apply now

To apply you’ll need to provide FW Capital with:

  • A synopsis of your business, including historical financial information
  • A project plan for the contract you’re bidding for
  • Detailed financial forecasts

Please contact us to discuss your application.

Referring your client’s business

If your client’s business could benefit from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund please contact us.

Your client must be ready for funding and have a strong business plan.

North East Growth Plus Fund

FW Capital also manages the North East Growth Plus Fund.  We can  structure deals between £350,000 and £1.25 million in a single round in SMEs based in the North East of England (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and the Tees Valley.)

Find out about the North East Growth Plus Fund.

The fund is part of a £125 million Finance for Business Fund for SMEs in the North East of England.

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